Danai is featured in the October/November issue of BUST Magazine! In it, there’s an article where Danai talks about her beginnings in the entertainment industry, her current projects, and feminism. I’ve added high-quality scans to the gallery and I’ve got an excerpt from the article below. You can read the entire article at Bust.com.
When asked how she remains present while managing her multiple roles as a writer, advocate, and actor, she clarifies that she is just as deliberate and purposeful as the powerful women she portrays. From playing Afeni Shakur in the Tupac biopic All Eyez on Me, to Okoye, her warrior character in Black Panther, Gurira’s personas represent a lineage of sovereign women who take ownership of their lives because of their “love of their people” and themselves.
“I try to live a purposeful life pursuing what I feel is my calling,” she says. And that calling includes creating roles as a writer that “give other black women a chance to shine. All my plays have African female protagonists and lead characters because I’m American born and Zimbabwe raised,” she continues. “I’m a product of both places and have lived my life attempting to connect them and bridge the gap.” Read more at Bust.com
This is a pretty cute video from behind the scenes of the recent EW shoot, where the cast tries to explain all of what’s happened in the first 7 seasons in 30 seconds!
Danai Gurira and the cast and production team of the upcoming Marvel film Black Panther were present at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s 47th Annual Legislative Conference on September 22, 2017. She took part in the Imagining a Bigger World – Marvel’s Black Panther, Cultural Heritage and STEM panel along with other panelists and celebs, including Black Panther director Ryan Coogler. I haven’t found any videos yet, but if you know of any please send them in!
Dalton Ross of Entertainment Weekly recently sat down with the cast of The Walking Dead and asked each of them what they’d like to see for their character in the next 100 episodes! Danai’s answer is below. 🙂 I don’t think these are meant to be taken seriously but it’s still fun to read!
“Firstly, I think Michonne needs like a crew cut. Like, I think she needs like to take it down to like Demi Moore in G.I. Jane, you know? Something like that. We need to get that going. I also think Michonne should have this sort of superhuman evolution thing happen where she has triplets in, like, four months — helping to repopulate, you know? We’ll get that going. We don’t need no nine-month pregnancies. That’s way too long! So let’s just figure out how to quicken up that process. Evolution’s happening at the same time as the world is ending. You know how it goes.
“And then I think Michonne should open a beauty parlor, but it should also be like a golfing resort, and it’s where she brings the enemies. Instead of fighting, they golf to figure out their issues, and so she sets that up, and if they lose the golfing match, they have to go work in her spa, and they have to give up their little domain. Cool stuff.”
Read more at EW.com.
The main cast of The Walking Dead is featured on the cover of the September 29th issue of Entertainment Weekly! The photos were shared today, including previews of 3 different covers! The 3rd cover, which features Carol, Daryl, Rick and Michonne, will be available exclusively at Barnes & Noble stores beginning Sept. 26. Or you can order all three covers (or any of them individually) online here. You can read more in this cover reveal post by EW. And then as if that weren’t enough, there’s more pictures and a couple of behind the scenes videos below. This is amazing! 😀
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